SEED OF DESTINY DEVOTIONAL
Sunday, 18 September 2016
THE SECRET OF THE BLESSING
SCRIPTURE: Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. – Proverbs 3:9-10.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Honouring God with your first fruit offering confirms that God is first in your life.
One of the secrets of the blessing is the first fruit giving. It is the first harvest or the first increase that you get from your resources or endeavours. For instance, if you secure a new job and you are being placed on a monthly salary, your first salary is called the first fruit. It is to be given to God.
This is another example of first fruit: If you have been on a particular salary scale for a while and there is an increase; that increase that was added to your previous salary is your first fruit; it is to be given to God.
In Genesis 4:4-5, Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof, the LORD had respect unto him and his offering, but the reverse was the case with Cain, his brother.
Honouring God with your first fruit offering confirms that God is first in your life.
Beloved, make up your mind to honour God with your first fruit; it confirms that God is first in your life.
Remember this: Honouring God with your first fruit offering confirms that God is first in your life.
1. Make a commitment to honour God with your first fruit.
2. Connect the Blessing by engaging in other covenant practices like tithing, welfare giving.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: SECRETS OF THE BLESSING – PT. 4
PRAYER: O LORD, help me to be faithful in giving my first fruit to You, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The God-first mentality is what I call an incurable addiction to God; a brutal dedication to God. It is a situation in your life where God is first, last and everything else is in-between. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche.
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TODAY IN HISTORY – 18/09/1709: The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 23:14 to 30:11, Galatians 3:23 to 4:31, Psalms 62:1 to 12, Proverbs 23:19 to 21.
PROPHETIC PARENTAL BLESSING: I decree overwhelming joy and celebrations in your life. I curse the root of sorrow and sadness in your life in Jesus Name.